03.07.2020. / 11:34
BANJA LUKA – Employers in Srpska have so far asked the RS Government to pay the minimum wage and contributions and taxes for May for almost 8,000 workers, and for those purposes from the national budget, about 4.50 million marks are needed.
The Government of Srpska has made a decision that legal entities and entrepreneurs who were banned from performing activities until May 11 have the right to pay taxes and contributions on paid salaries from the funds of the RS Compensation Fund.
Also, the Government decided to pay the amount of the minimum wage and the contribution to that salary to the employees of legal entities and entrepreneurs who were banned from performing activities in May, and that ban lasted at least until May 12.
“By June 30, we received 2,241 requests for the payment of 2.02 million KM of taxes and contributions on paid salaries for 4,613 workers of legal entities and entrepreneurs whose work ban lasted until May 11,” they stated in the Tax Administration.
When it comes to those legal entities and entrepreneurs who were banned from performing activities in May, ie at least until May 12, by the decision of the Emergency Situations Headquarters, the Tax Administration recorded 429 requests for payment of the lowest salary with contributions in the total amount of 2.35 million KM and that for 3,278 workers.
The deadline for submitting a written statement with a request for payment of taxes and contributions, ie the lowest salary for May, depending on the duration of the ban on performing activities, expires on July 10.
Catering facilities in Srpska started working on May 11 in Srpska, and according to the decision of the Government of Srpska, workers in this activity have the right to the payment of contributions from the budget.
“The government has also promised that all those workers who were banned from working in April will receive a minimum wage. However, it is now July, and some have not received that help either. The payment of contributions for workers who started working in May no later than May 11 has also been announced. I don’t know how much now to believe it because some haven’t gotten help for April yet. It remains for us and we will see what will happen “, said the president of the Association of Hospitality and Tourism Workers of RS, Zeljko Tatic.
He emphasized that it was easy to promise, but in the end, the most important thing was what was done regarding that issue.
“The government should have released us from paying fiscal and parafiscal levies.” The bars did not work, and they paid for garbage collection. But it’s an election year, so let them think about what they are doing and how they are helping. “ Tatic concluded.
Submission of requests
Written statements with the request, a list of workers for the payment of the minimum wage for May and instructions for filling out the statements and other information can be found by taxpayers on the website of the Tax Administration.
Signed and stamped written statements with the request should be submitted by business entities directly or by mail to the competent regional center of the Tax Administration.
The RS Tax Administration points out that they have processed all the received complete requests of taxpayers for the payment of the lowest salary for April and contributions to that salary. 10,348 requests in the amount of KM 30 million were approved and forwarded to the Ministry of Finance for execution.
“We have also recorded a significant number of incomplete and inadequate requests from taxpayers, which slows down and complicates the processing of requests. Also, there were cases where taxpayers who deregistered workers or their entrepreneurial activity in April submitted requests for payment of the minimum wage for April and payment of contributions to that minimum wage, which is not in accordance with the Regulation, which further slows down the processing of applications. ”, they stated in the Tax Administration.